Process Industry Consultant / Soft Skill
Mindhour Partner, Ass.professor/adm. Officer,
Adv. Manoj Liyonzon
Executive Assistant To Head Hr
Ceo And Md Of 3 Uk Based Mnc's
Human Resource Domain
Proprietor - R N I Associates
Unless it is stamped out at grassroots level, companies are losing out on a tremendous amount of talent.
And then where does this type of discriminatory thinking and attitude end?
Tall people verses short people?
Large verses thin?
Married or Single?
10th November 2014 From United Kingdom, Barrow
However, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is sector specific. IT, Private Banking and Outsourcing have very stern policies on such acts of discrimination. Any case reported gets severely punished. Equal employment opportunity is a prime part of employer Code Of Conduct.
May we ask , what did you face ?
Responding is optional, we respect your privacy.
11th November 2014 From India, Mumbai
However, as long as his or her performance pertaining to allotted job is not effected, organisation's decorum is not disturbed, working atmosphere within and organisaion's image not damaged and these kinds of acts are not happening within the organisation's precincts & within the working hours, why organisations should stop an individual or how one can be stopped from his / her personal choices..
In such instances draw a clear line what to do, where & when.
13th November 2014 From India, Pune
In any company, the work culture that is prevailing and the values that the company stands for is very important to thwart / minimise the evils of the query raised.
What we see in practice is, discrimination in one way or other, sexual orientation being no exception.
While matured organizations have a lower degree of inequality, it is prevalent to a high level in an autocratic set up.
15th November 2014 From India
Thus sexual orientation never matters in a job, and the holders do with the bias, suspicion, untrust etc.,
17th November 2014 From India, Arcot
19th November 2014 From India, New Delhi
Let me recall an incident which happened a few years back. There was a post for typist cum data entry operator in one company. After many tests and a round of interview, there was a tie between a male and a female interviewee. The employer was biased towards male. As per his logic, the female would marry in some time. She would not be able to sit back late if needed. The company was looking for a long term career with the new recruit. The female will not be tough to handle pressure.
I guess they were preconceived notions of the employer. Inspite of the female candidate doing better in the last round of interview, the male candidate was selected. The HR stood dumb as the employer himself had his notion told to them.
As a shock to the employer and the company, the new male recruit left the company in around two months as he got a better opportunity overseas. It was the peak time of the year and the female candidate was sought. The company got her as she was looking around for a job. She continued with the company for many years, even after she was married, had two kids and the employer had to apologize to her at one point.
Today, HR is being replaced with "Talent". There is so much happening around the world. If we are still stuck with gender issues at workplace, then we have no right to call ourselves 'Professionals".
20th November 2014 From India, Delhi
Discrimination as a word is distasteful to professionals. However, it is true that most companies still have some inherent biases that have been woven into the texture of the company's culture through the beliefs that the company's Top Management demonstrate. It is high time that Professionals learn to respect Talent and Ability along with the Willingness to work and perform on the job, and not the individual's gender, appearance or Sexual Preference at work. In my humble opinion, these are not even to be discussed as these are extremely personal topics and to be handled sensitively, should they ever be brought in the open. It is only that companies should realize that performance takes precedence over prejudice.
22nd November 2014 From India, Mumbai
I did quite a bit of study before I could comment on your straight forward query.
Work culture with Ethics, Understanding company policies & procedure manuals, integrity, respect at workplace , commitment does always matters to professionals like us. We being a professional must eliminate discrimination which helps everyone to have an equal opportunity to work and to develop the talents & skills irrespective of what gender we are....
Tackling discrimination helps to attract, motivate and retain staff and enhances an organization’s reputation as an employer. That's the goal of every organization and each employee...
Employers are encouraged to consider their policies and procedures to respect the sensitivity of the individual's sexual orientation and the importance of maintaining a high level of confidentiality.
Believing in one of the core values "Respect at workplace ", I strongly feel - workers of all sexual orientations should feel welcome and safe in their workplace and the dignity of all should be respected.
Everyone has the right to be respected at Workplace, there's no say beyond it. TALENT : that's the want of this WORLD.....
Elvin Sam D
23rd November 2014 From India